Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to read more books ? The hardest part is finding the time but treat yourself (and your mind) to a well deserved escape with any one of these hot new reads.

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The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

A NY Times Top Ten Bestseller, this novel follows four young siblings through adulthood after finding out from a psychic the date that each of them will die. A story about how we choose to live when we know how much time we have left. Powerful stuff.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, this story explores the weight of motherhood, race and secrecy in a picture perfect Ohio suburb in the 1990’s.  The plot which involves a ruthless child custody battle will keep you hooked until the very end.

A State of Freedom byNeel Mukherjee

Five unrelated characters find the meaning of displacement and migration – and wrestle with the desire to get more out of life.  Begs the question, can we change the potential of the world we were forced into?

The Afterlives by Thomas Pierce

When Jim Byrd “dies” of a heart attack at the age of 30, he is revived within minutes without any visions of bright lights or angels.  He becomes obsessed with the question we all struggle with at certain moments of our life, “What happens after we die” ?

The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani

Based on the disturbing real-life event of a nanny who killed the children she was caring for, the novel traces the events leading up to the horrendous act with a spotlight on the integration of a new nanny into a family.

Halsey Street by Naima Coster

Coster’s debut novel and a damn good one, Halsey Street is a contemporary story of family, loss, and renewal, this book focuses upon the deep human need to fit in.   A thought provoking novel that most of us can relate to.

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